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Nicholas Romanov was not sentimental
about his lineage. (He was the great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I.) Much
in the same way, I imagine, hearing the stories of pogroms doesn't bring tears
of nostalgia to subsequent generations of Russian Jews. He was born in France,
for one thing. True, he was brought up in the Russian way, used the Julian calendar,
had Russian staff catering to his every whim, was educated privately, in the
Russian way, and was fluent in Russian. He just never lived there. In fact, he
didn't even visit until he was 70-something. He wandered around Europe
completely stateless but not terribly Russian. For
most of his life Prince Nicholas traveled abroad on a letter issued by the King
of Greece, and it wasn't till 1988 that he became a citizen of Italy. He
limited his Russian affiliation to sitting atop the family foundation and
consulting with the Russian government on how to finally bury all those
murdered family members and staff. (All together, he advised.) There were lines
of the family who disagreed with his position that the family should look
forward, not back. There were cousins who wanted the old monarchy restored, and
the Bolsheviks to get down on their knees and apologize. But what family doesn't
have rifts like those? What's the fun of ceasing to rehash the old stories and
perceived insults? I ask you.
Anyway, Kathi loves her royalty,
especially when they die and give her solos like these. мир праху твоему.
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